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Old 04-25-2012, 04:46 PM
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Is welding frame of 1937 Buick OK?

A neighbor of mine who builds hot rods said that certain years of Chevys have a frame that is all riveted construction. He says that the frame is designed to flex and added welds will crack.
The welds that the car builder will be adding to my chassis will be to add mounts for suspension, engine, and transmission upgrades.
1) Does anyone if it is OK to weld such mounts on the frame of my 1937 Buick Roadmaster?
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A neighbor of mine who builds hot rods said that certain years of Chevys have a frame that is all riveted construction. He says that the frame is designed to flex and added welds will crack.
The welds that the car builder will be adding to my chassis will be to add mounts for suspension, engine, and transmission upgrades.
1) Does anyone if it is OK to weld such mounts on the frame of my 1937 Buick Roadmaster?
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Mutt
All steel construction is designed to flex. If it didn't, it work crack and break. Just so you know for future reference a rule for welding frames is to avoid a vertical weld on the frame sides. The items you are talking about welding on should be fine.
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Buick frames are much different than chevy top hat designs. Your friend is
right about chevy's but your frame is much stronger, you should be fine.
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